Values and ethics

There’s been a lot of activity in the pest control industry this year and with it a lot of new businesses. These businesses, like all businesses, work to grow and expand. Some will go door to door, knocking and asking for your business. Of course, they will try to undercut prices to add to their… Read more »

Summer Swing

Well, summer is in full swing now and we are all adjusting to COVID-19. It’s been an unprecedented year so far. As summer weather rolls around, the bugs and rodents, who have no clue what COVID-19 is, are out in fullforce. The slow and cold spring we had held off the wasps until it seemed… Read more »

Here come the bees. Carpenter bees that is.

Carpenter bees look very close to bumble bees, but they have a lot more black color than you would expect to see. They are solitary and don’t nest like a wasp. However, they can set up individual nests in the same area. When a carpenter bee finds a place it likes ( bare wood ),… Read more »

Insects and COVID-19

It’s been a long haul. Social distancing, hygiene practices, home schooling, and working from home, it’s been a transforming time. So much information has been coming from so many places, it can make your head spin. Good news is we’re learning more details that are helpful to understand what we’re up against, and how we… Read more »

Happy Easter

Strange times we face. Although these times test our character and will, I trust in God and the American spirit that we all will make it through. And we’ll be stronger, more unified, and clearly focused on what matters in life. Many people have come forward to help each other and shown us what we… Read more »


Garfield Pest Control will be open for business as usual. But know that we are sensitive to your needs at this unusual time. We have taken certain measures within our business, and will extend special actions to your specific situation to reassure you that we deliver a safe and effective service. Most services can be… Read more »

Along came a spider

North America is home to more than 4000 types of spiders and with the cold weather settling in, a lot are chasing the bugs that are seeking warmth to overwinter. It’s likely you may not see them, but their work, a spider web. Spiders are generally good insects in that they tend to eat a… Read more »

Signs of Mice

Signs of Mice It’s that time of year. Mice will be heading in or making a way in to find refuge. If mice get inside your home, they quickly set up a nest where they can call home. Then they explore, looking for food and water. As they go about their way, they may frequent… Read more »

Time for mice to make their way inside.

This time of year, when the nights start getting down right nippy, mice will be triggered to start seeking warmer shelter. If you could see an infra-red image of your home at night, it might look like a sun. Mice pick up on this easily, and start exploring, and looking for a way in. Mice… Read more »


This is an “I should know better” short story. And another good reminder or warning for everyone. I was performing a preventive spray treatment on a house and my wand failed. A spring inside the unit fell into the bushes in front of the house. I started sorting through the bushes and then down on… Read more »